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What is the best hospital bed for home use?

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The hospital bed may be one of the places where your patients stay for a long time. It makes sense to prepare a comfortable bed for the patient so that they feel special, cared for, and most importantly, comfortable. However, since it is a medical bed, there are some criteria to find, which may not be known to ordinary people. In this article, I will help you search and tell you how to choose a suitable bed from the hospital's home beds.


The following knowledge points are listed below:

  • Why we need a good hospital bed

  • Types of hospital beds to choose

1.  Why we need a good hospital bed

Many people have special needs and need more things than ordinary beds. They should get a hospital bed at that time. People usually buy hospital beds and use them at home to take care of sick, elderly or disabled family members. They are called hospital beds because they have all the characteristics of beds found in medical institutions. Hospital beds provide the same comfort at home for those who need more comfort than traditional beds.

As more and more disabled or elderly people live at home and are cared for by their families, the use of hospital beds is also increasing. This is done to avoid the cost of hiring professional nursing staff or equipment. Injured people sometimes need hospital beds, especially those with broken hips or legs. Hospital beds are more expensive than ordinary beds, which is why many people choose to rent instead of buying beds. But once you no longer need this bed, you can resell it or donate it to those who need it. For those with short-term needs, renting hospital beds is the best choice. If you have long-term needs, it is more cost-effective to buy a bed.

2. Types of hospital beds to choose

The common feature of all hospital beds is strong adaptability. On this basis, there are several types of hospital beds to choose from. Each model has its own adjustment options and different functions and price points. Here, we will discuss the most popular types of hospital beds.

This type of hospital bed is fully electric and usually has a remote control. With the help of the remote control, the height of the entire bed or different parts of the bed can be adjusted. Most bed sizes have buttons in case the remote control breaks. With the remote control, the patient can adjust the bed by himself. If the nursing staff does not want the patient to use the remote control to control the bed, they can stop using the remote control and can only use the buttons beside the bed. These buttons can only be opened by someone outside the bed. Operating a fully electric hospital bed is very easy and effortless, and anyone can do it. Since these beds do not require surgery, they are more expensive, and they happen to be one of the most expensive hospital beds.

  • Semi-Electric hospital bed

In addition to remote controls or buttons, many people prefer to operate the bed manually. In this case, a semi-electric hospital bed is very effective. They work on the same principle as the all-electric version, but there is also a manual crank for adjusting the height of the bed. The simultaneous presence of electric and manual options is an advantage and helps prevent electronic options from not working for any reason. However, the manual option requires more effort, which explains the slightly lower price tag. But because they also have electronic functions, they are not the cheapest.

  • Manual hospital bed

As the name suggests, this type of bed does not have any electronic functions and requires manual adjustment such as hydraulic hospital bed. Although they are currently the cheapest hospital beds, they also require a lot of energy and cannot be operated by people with poor physical strength.

  • Low hospital bed

This type of bed is very suitable for patients who are at risk of falling off the bed or have mobility impairments and want to get in and out of bed more easily. They are fully adjustable, but their overall height is much lower than other hospital beds. They are usually designed to be less than a foot above the ground. The height can only be adjusted in a much smaller range. There are no artificial beds in the hospital, and almost all of them are electric.

  • Weight loss hospital bed

According to the name of the bed, they are built to support heavyweight patients. They are also fully electric and do not require manual bed adjustments. The weight-bearing capacity of these beds is much larger than other hospital beds, and their mattresses are also larger. Because weight-loss hospital beds are larger, heavier, and stronger, they are more expensive than other options. When ordinary hospital beds cannot bear the patient's weight, they are usually the last choice.

  • Supine on a hospital bed

Due to the adjustment options they provide, these beds have become very popular in recent years. Whether the patient is paralyzed, impaired, injured, or undergoing treatment, the bed offers the most adjustment options. In addition to adjusting only the height of the bed and the foot of the bed, different parts of the bed can be individually adjusted to the maximum level. For example, the feet can be tilted to the highest level, similar to a recliner, and also allow zero gravity function, with the head lower than the feet. When patients use these beds, no special pillows are needed. However, the bed also requires more space and needs to be placed in a larger room. Among hospital beds, the bed has the greatest functionality, adjustability and all-electric features, which is why it is the most expensive type of hospital bed.


Before buying a hospital bed, you should consider your patient’s need and choose the best suitable one for them.





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